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    Best Practices in RCR Awardees and Affiliates

    The Council of Graduate Schools, with funding from the National Science Foundation, awarded grants to eight universities to develop research ethics training programs for graduate students.


    As part of CGS’ Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) initiative, the grants targeted students in the physical sciences and engineering, as well as interdisciplinary programs. The following institutions received awards:


    Bradley University

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    Brown University

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    Old Dominion University

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    Rockhurst University

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    University of Alabama at Birmingham

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    University of Kansas

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    University of Nebraska—Lincoln

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    University of Oklahoma

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    Appalachian State University

    Colorado State University

    Duke University

    East Carolina University

    Florida State University

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Indiana University

    Middle Tennessee State University

    The Ohio State University

    Oklahoma State University

    Oregon State University

    The Pennsylvania State University

    Texas State University—San Marcos

    University of Colorado—Boulder

    University of Idaho

    University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign

    University of Maryland—Baltimore County

    University of North Carolina—Charlotte

    University of Oregon

    University of Washington


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.